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Rohit, Pandya bros take Mumbai home

05 May 2018

The win kept the three-time champions alive in the tournament as they have six points from nine games, level on points with three other sides at the bottom.

However, Mumbai Indians should put all their efforts to win the contest against the strong Kings XI Punjab. At the other end, Gayle got going by smashing Pandya for three fours in the fourth over.

Punjab is performing balanced in all three departments. They don't have the "Orange Cap" or "Purple Cap" holders in their ranks but everyone has chipped in with impactful performances as and when required.

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This will be the 34th match of IPL T20 and will be played at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore.

The live streaming of IPL 2018 match Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians will be broadcasted on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD in English Commentary.

Mumbai Indians used the slower balls to good effect to keep a check on Kings XI Punjab batsmen, but Hardik Pandya conceded 22 runs in the final over, 21 of which came from the bat of Marcus Stoinis. Rahul has scored 268 runs in seven games. The pace duo of Ankit Rajpoot (7 wickets at 6.27) and Andrew Tye (9 wickets at 7.78) have also done the job for the Preity Zinta co-owned outfit. Mumbai opener Suryakumar Yadav (57, 42 balls) gave the team a fine start, but Kings XI bowlers made a good comeback. Then an unbroken 56-run partnership between Rohit (24 not out, 15b) and Krunal Pandya (31 not out, 12b) took the team home.

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Gayle has been in fine form for Kings XI this season and had scored 252 runs across four innings prior to Friday's fixture. Mumbai, meanwhile, will want to get off the treadmill of defeat; they need to win every match from now. Karun Nair (23) and Marcus Stoinis (29*) played handy cameos for the hosts amidst constant fall of wickets. By the end of the game, he was getting an award for it.

Jasprit Bumrah and Co. were able to tighten things up.

For Mumbai, McClenaghan, Bumrah, Hardik, Markande and Cutting bagged a wicket each. The teenager has shown admirable temperament against the biggest names. This meant there was no place for Aaron Finch, who has managed just 24 runs in five innings, Manoj Tiwary and Barinder Sran.

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In reply Suryakumar Yadav (57) provided a solid base for the chase with his third fifty of the 2018 IPL though Evin Lewis (10) and Ishan Kishan struggle to score.

Rohit, Pandya bros take Mumbai home